Update: You can see the winner here.
The virtual sounds of plans, laughter, a few ‘ah ha’ moments and whoops of twitter joy have headed my way as people created their Valentine bake and craft entries bringing out their creative and romantic sides. Take a few minutes to look through these wonderful virtual entries and click on the images to visit their pages. Do stop and say hello as they don’t bite (as far as I know!) and there have so many more images and stories on their blogs all of which are a very good read and all are competing to win this handcrafted oak heart trophy. This competition has been a real learning curve for me but an enjoyable one. All being well I do think it will be back on a yearly basis as I don’t think DH will want to make trophy’s every month but this way it keeps it special. A big thanks to all who entered and bonne chance!
The winner will be announced on Feb 14th as an update to this post (wi-fi permitting!) so come back and see who won. The competition will be judged by an independent professional cake eater and lover of beautiful things and will be done in full X factor style with photo’s of all the work, hours of indecision, caffeine overload but will lack the far flung visit to judges houses – although with these entries you are all welcome for tea anytime!
Triple Valentine Wedding Cake by @Rhixx (twitter only entry – no link to blog / website)
Amazing @Rhixx used her baking mastery to create this Valentine wedding inspired triple tier cake
Creative artisan Perles de Bijoux
used the calling of beautiful sparkly Swarvoski crystal beads and wove them into a Valentine inspired ring of love
Made with love
is the story behind the meeting of husband and wife and surprising your man with a romantic packed lunch which also includes a heart shaped chocolate cake from talented Homemade by Fleur
We don’t do Valentines Day
is the story behind this beautiful craft and bake inspired entry from amazing crafter ChouxChouxBeDoo
which also includes cake and cupcakes none the less.
Underneath their unassuming exterior lies a secret…a hidden heart!
and this entry comes aptly from Laura Loves Cakes
which also includes full instructions so you will never have to wonder again!
A 21st Birthday prompted this entry for Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Icing
and this delightful entry comes from Aga Girls
and was inspired by Hummingbird Bakeries.
27 years of marriage and being alone this Valentine inspired the creation of Luuuvv Biscuits
and this delightful entry comes from inspired The Daisy Cake Co
who was also the winner of the Hotel Chocolat box so she will be able to enjoy those in peace this Valentines!
The intrigue of red velvet cupcakes
proved too much for My Culinary Adventures
who was unable to resist any longer which is good as they are perfect for this Valentines Day competition.
A brand spanking new blog and it’s first post none the less was the entry with Custard Cream Hearts
from All for Scone!
who has been meaning to begin a blog and this competition spurred her into action which is amazing. A great first post – happy blogging and good luck!
An amazing entry of Valentine Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake
from Baking Beats
with his stylish creation complete with the ultimate Malteaser explosion I mean what’s not to like!
A teeny tiny entry of Valentine Fairy Slippers
from Janice Pattie
with her so cute fairy slippers which are oh so adorable. I just wish my feet were tincy wincy enough for these (sigh).
A fantastic swarm of cute little bees on the top of Nigella’s Chocolate Honey cake
is the entry from the biggest Baking Addict
I know. She truly lives up to her name and her cake is smothered in ganache. The bee’s look to cute to eat although I would have to give in due to the chocolate!
An unusual combination of half Carrot and Chocolate Cake Hearts which are lovingly smothered in an orange cream cheese icing is the entry from Baking Bachelor. A truly unique combination which includes love heart messages and as he now has lots of these treats he can delight many a lady with these!